This is the second movie in this series, exploring topics in the philosophy of religion. The first movie considered Aquinas' way of motion. This second movie outlines the second and third of Thomas Aquinas' three arguments (or proofs) for God's existence, using an analogy with new and old buildings. In the second way, Aquinas sets out how the idea of causation (things needing to have a cause), can lead us to the notion that God exists. This is illustrated with the way buildings are built. The third way considers how the idea of contingency (that do not have to be here but are), leads us to consider that God might exist. This 'proof' is explained using the idea of buildings falling into ruin.
This clip was part of the programme 'Philosophy of Religion: A New Approach', which was produced for the Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN), and was aired in October 2006.